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The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip in northern California or southern Oregon a trip to remember! Our diverse guide staff can deliver a trip tailored to your interests on one or more of our local fisheries at any time of year.

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The most famous destinations include the Sacramento, Trinity, Klamath, McCloud, Fall River, and the Rogue River, but there are many more. Many of our guides have multiple decades of experience crafting great fishing experiences for their guests. Read our online reviews and I think you'll agree that our guide team is the best choice for delivering a great day on the water.

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Fishing Reports

Eagle Canyon Fishing Image
November 21, 2020
Eagle Canyon Report by Andrew Harris

We're in our tenth season now at Eagle Canyon and this year's Opening Day was one of the best I can remember.  The fishing was off the hook all day long and the size of the fish was off the charts.  Our fish are absolutely huge this year, weighing in at a whopping 7.5 pound average!  We had 8 guests from the Chico/Orland area and they had a fantastic day, landing many fish over the ten pound mark.  Beadhead woolly buggers and other large streamers tied to 2X tippet were the ticket today.  Our guests today have been to Eagle Canyon numerous times.  They love Eagle Canyon because it's a great place to spend the day fishing with friends.  Like many of our other groups, they like to bring a grill and cook a nice lunch.  They couldn't have picked a better day to enjoy some fantastic weather, amazing fishing, and a fun day on the water.

Trinity River Fishing Image
November 20, 2020
Trinity River Report by Drew Griffith

Just wrapped up a two day swing trip on the Trinity with newcomer to spey Peter. On the first day we went over casting fundamentals on a day that seemed tailor made for swinging flies to steelhead: we had constant rain, heavy cloud cover, and a river with a healthy tea stain. Peter found a player in the third run of the day. After an epic grab followed by a brief and choatic skirmish the fish got the best of us and was off. We tried to cover as much ground as possible in hopes of intercepting another moving fish as the river was on the rise for the entirety of day one. We fished down as low as the S. Fork confluence where the tea stain turned to slate with the influence of the heavily off color major trib pumping in sediment. On day two we floated the upper river and improved on the different casting techniques we had gone over on day one. You would harldy have known that the prior two days had been nothing but rain on the float we did. The water was gin clear up above the N. Fork confluence. We fished hard but came up empty handed. Even the guys fishing from boats reported tough fishing on that stretch for the day. Peter's casting improved considerably on day two and by the last run he was sending them to the far bank with ease. Interestingly enough when I got home to check what the river had been doing during our two day trip I was surprised to see a very dramatic rise in CFS below the N. Fork confluence and hardly any substantial change above it. All in all fishing on the Trinity is solid. There should be plenty of fish making their way up into the higher stretches of the river with the healthy bump in flows. Whenever we are graced with the next round of substantial rain on the coast winter steelhead will be on the menu. Happy Thanksgiving and stay tuned! 

Trinity River Fishing Image
November 14, 2020
Trinity River Report by Brian Kohlman

I had two really fun days on the Trinity with a great group of guys. My guys wanted to focus on swinging flies, but also nymph between the runs so we did a “combo” trip.  Friday turned out to be a special day for Jeff. This was the day he would land his very first steelhead – and it was on the swing! Saturday was Frank’s day, while nymphing a run he hooked into a beautiful fish that put up quite a battle! We got some rain on Saturday and the forecast is calling for more rain this week. This is much needed and should help entice more fish to move up river. 

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